and the students over the top. and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins. he has your weather channel forecast. you know what we call that in massachusetts, bill. >> breakfast. >> chowder. >> bacon, huh? they throw bacon on everything. >> bacon is delicious. why wouldn't we, especially pounds and pounds of it. >> yes, with seafood. never had that before. well, good morning, everyone. humidity is just oppressive in areas of the etern half of the country and high humidity today is going to yield a good chance of showers and thunderstorms in many areas out there, so keep that in mind. i just wanted to show you the forecast map for today because you literally from kansas city to chicago, everywhere to the east the humidity is so high we're going to watch a chance for those storms. we're watching dew points in the 750s. it measures the amount of moisture in the air. 70s is oppressive. 60s is uncomfortable.